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there but i think that what your story and perhaps the tone always invites us to linger with the complexities a little more. maybe we could start although it's not a story about you but your experience and the men that you had a chance to build relationships with. it's more than a dissertation. if you frame it in your first response, how did you come to write this wonderful book about the particular prison system or the religion in prison? >> guest: i tend to think people are a product of their circumstances because i am so acutely a product of my circumstances. those two modes of incarceration on the one hand, a child growing up in the 1980's and 90's had a time when the american prison population is exploding 600 or 700% and my mother among her others worked on rikers island so i was aware from the young time and at a younger age about the phenomenon of the mass incarceration. and i was always horrified by it in the way that one is drawn to something like a vacation. as for the other piece, i think the field of religious study is populated by people who tend to be emphatically ambivalent ab
. so i want to get there i think what your story always invites us to linger with the come mixties a little bit more. maybe we can start -- although it's not a story about you, it is your story of your experience and the men you had a chance to build relationships with. it's more than a dissertation. you framed it in your first response, how did you come to write this wonderful book about greaterford, this prison, or religion in prison? >> guest: i tend to think that people are largely a product of their circumstances because i myself am so acutely a product of my circumstances. those two are known -- incarceration on the one hand, child growing up in new york in the 1980s and '90ss at a time when the american prison population is exploding, 600%, 700%, my mother worked at likers island so i was aware from a young time, young age, about the phenomenon as mass incarceration and was always drawn and horrified by it in the way that one is drawn to something like vocation. as for the other piece, i feel the studies are populated by people who tend to be emphatically ambivalent about th
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